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Just Pull Some Strings: 8 Easy Transforming Furniture Designs for Lazy People

21 Mar

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

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When you’re lazy, even the most intuitive transforming furniture isn’t easy enough to operate unless it’s on the same level as clapping your lights on and off. Luckily for those of us who fall into this category, some furniture makers are creating multifunctional designs for small spaces that work their magic at the push of a button, the pull of a string, a flick of the wrist or even a mere gesture.

Retractible Ollie Chair by RockPaperRobot

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You really have to watch the video of how this chair works to fully appreciate its brilliant simplicity. It starts as an entirely flat panel of slatted teak wood with a slight curve at the top. Pick it up, pull a string and the whole thing unfurls into a seat in a single fluid motion that’s very satisfying to watch, and it works the same way in reverse. The slats are affixed to a textile canvas to make the seating flexible, and the rest takes folding inspiration from origami.

A-Board Flat-Pack Shelf


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This bookshelf starts as a flat piece of laser-cut plywood. Yang the orange ribbon on the back, and it will pull the shelves down perpendicular to the face so you can rest the whole thing against a wall and use it as a bookshelf. Designer Tomas Schön used a laser-cutting technique to bend the wood instead of hinges, and there’s no other hardware or even glue involved.

MIT Media Lab CityHome

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Still not easy enough for you? How about commanding your bed to slide out with a gesture of your hands? MIT’s robotic ‘home in a box’ can pack a full, spacious-feeling apartment into 200 square feet of space, including a bed, workspace, dining table for dix, storage and a mini kitchen. The box uses built-in sensors, motors, LED lights and low-friction rollers to respond to your voice commands or gestures.

Ori Robotic Home Controlled via Smartphone App

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There are all sorts of complex transforming furniture systems designed to fit maximum function into small spaces, but how many of them are operated through a smartphone app? The Ori system (taking its name from the prefix of ‘origami’) runs on robotic technology, featuring an on-device user interface as well as an app for your handheld device so you can press a button to initiate various configurations, like the bed sliding out, the table folding down or the entire unit moving to tuck itself against a wall to open up the floor area.

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Man With a Camera – Two Strings Of Pearls

02 Dec

International superstar and iconic tough guy Charles Bronson stars in this gritty, action-packed TV series. Bronson portrays Mike Kovac, a New York City freelance photographer who specializes in getting difficult shots other lensmen cannot. Assisting law enforcement and insurance agencies, he invariable winds up acting as a private eye and gets himself into plenty of trouble!

Madhavi wants Savitri to come over to stay at her home as her delivery is round the corner. She rings her up but as Shyam can’t bear the thought of living alone, he promises to send her after a week. Meanwhile, Govind assigns a professional photographer to click Savitri’s snaps & deliver this precious album at the earliest. But once Savitri receives her album, she shows it to Shyam & is stunned to see his eyes grow moist especially when he glances at the snaps where she’s wearing all her jewellery. Shyam feels miserable as he remembers his mother who was forced to sell off all her jewels, one by one, to ward off their poverty. Yet, the event that left an indelible mark on Shyam’s impressionable mindscape was when his mother borrowed a pair of earrings to wear for a wedding & his father had reacted violently by wrenching them leaving her earlobes bleeding. On that day, he had resolved to buy her a pair of earrings for her from his first salary. However, his mother passed away 2 months before he found a job. Savitri is overwhelmed on hearing this & decides to return this album to Govind.
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